Everything you need to know about dining at a sushi restaurant—in handy infographics!【Pics】

Many of us dream of eating authentic sushi in Japan. But do you know the proper decorum for ordering? How about paying the bill? And what’s the difference between nigiri and narezushianyway?

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Japanese music and vocaloid content disappears as YouTube rolls out new paid service

Japanese and overseas communities react to YouTube disabling U.S. access to content, as Google pressures Japanese labels and rights-holders to sign up for paid service YouTube Red.

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Shiba Inu dressed up as Japanese yokai achieve new level of cute and spooky

Even the pets of Japan want to show their respects to the recently passed yokai author Shigeru Mizuki.

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Anime girlfriend kiss-flavored candy: The lonely otaku’s new favorite snack?

Does best girl taste best, too?

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Five ways college life is different in Japan and the United States

From fashion to extracurricular activities, the lives of an American colleges students are an ocean apart from their counterparts in Japan.

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Astronaut Kimiya Yui’s photos tweeted from the International Space Station are simply stunning

Kimya Yui’s photographs are out of this world, in more ways than one!

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Japanese fashion company brings modern-day samurai look to your legs with hakama chino pants

Samurai style advances below the belt.

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Newest Pikachu figure is fully posable, fiercely adorable 【Photos】

Gotta pose ‘em all!

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Universal Studios Japan’s Evangelion, Attack on Titan attractions teased in videos

Universal Studios Japan‘s upcoming Universal Cool Japan campaign rides are rolling out in January with a new ride attraction inspired by fashion model and singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Crayon Shin-chan) and upgraded versions of “Evangelion The Real 4D,” “Attack on Titan The Real,” “Biohazard (Resident Evil) the Escape,” and “Monster Hunter the Real.”

Fan anticipating the launch of “vangelion The Real 4D” got a sneak peek of the experience in a new ad.

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Awaken your need for random Star Wars stuff from 7-Eleven and Ichiban-Kuji

Forget Christmas, tis the season for all things Star Wars! In Japan, convenience store chain 7-Eleven is leading you on a quest for new Star Wars merchandise.

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Singapore retailer a contender for “Worst Ad Campaign Ever” title after Black Friday rape gaffe

A retailer in Singapore swung and completely missed with their advertisement that was trying to catch some of the Black Friday shopping buzz.

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Never have to deal with tangled earphone cords again with this amazingly effective trick 【Video】

An amazingly simple solution for an extremely aggravating problem.

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Attack on Titan could definitely use a little Sailor Moon—check out this transformation!【Video】

If you ever thought Eren from Attack on Titan needed a Sailor Moon-esque costume change sequence, your prayers have been answered.

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Genius Japanese illustrator reimagines your favorite fairy tales…with pugs!【Pics】

Fairy tales are certainly timeless classics, but I’m sure we’ve all felt that they could have been just a little better had they only featured pugs instead of people.

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Japan now has anime character crotch pillows

Will the fact that they’re perpetually soft boost or hinder sales?

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People are really excited about that ‘Doraemon-like’ translating megaphone

There’s a new megaphone in the works that can translate the speaker’s message into three languages—and people in Japan can’t get over how ‘Doraemon’ the whole thing is.

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Title and artwork for new Detective Conan movie revealed — it’s going to be a very ‘black’ movie!

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the popular Detective Conan anime franchise, and details on the upcoming 20th film of the series are gradually being revealed!

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Expats take note: California burger chain Carl’s Jr.’s first Japan location to open early next year

The legendary California burger joint says it will open its first Japan location in March 2016, to the delight of Tokyo expats and Japanese alike.

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Check out Tokyo’s incredible Christmas illuminations!【Video】

Last year, we treated to you a slide-show of some of the best Christmas lights on display in Tokyo. This year, we’re bringing you a full video!

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Hamsters, Ebola & magic kanji: 7 tweets from Japanese office workers that went viral

If there were a Japanese office sitcom, you could expect to see some of these antics.

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